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Quick and Easy Pizza Crust Recipe

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This recipe for Quick and Easy Pizza Crust, by , is from The Hillis Family and Friends Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Karen Antolak
Added: Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 c bread or all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 pkg quick-rise yeast
3/4 c warm water (120-130 degrees)
1 T olive oil
cooking spray
2 T cornmeal

Directions:
Directions:
Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine water and oil; add to flour mixture. Stir until mixture forms a ball.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface;knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes). Place the dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85) free from drafts, 45 minutes or until doubled in bulk. Punch dough down; divide in half. Cover and let dough rest 10 minutes.

Working with one portion at a time (cover remaining dough to keep from drying), roll each portion into a 10-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Place dough on two baking sheets, each sprinkled with 1 T cornmeal.

Food Processor Variation:

Place the first 4 ingredients in a food processor and pulse 2 times or until well-blended. With processor on, slowly add water and oil through food chute; process until dough forms a ball. Process 1 additional minute. Turn out onto a lightly floured counter; knead 9-10 times. Proceed with the above instructions.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 10 inch pizzas
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We made many grilled pizzas with this recipe. See grilled pizza margherita and grilled barbecued chicken pizza.

 

 

 

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